Anita Bose is an independent researcher specialising in the culture and heritage of South-East Asia. She is the only Indian tour guide at the Bangkok National Museum, Thailand. For the past few years she has dedicated herself to researching the Indian influence on South-East Asian culture. 'Ramayana: Footprints in South-East Asian Culture and Heritage', 'Patachitra of Odisha and Jagannath Culture' are two of her published book. She is also an artist with deep interest in handicrafts and textiles.